Kua Ruins

The city of Kua located in Juani Island, was a major trade centre linking Africa to Asia, Kilwa to Zanzibar.

Its elite inhabitants were the Persian Shiraz, who conquered Mafia in the 10th century.

Who later intermarried with the Mashatiri descendants of the Prophet Mohammad.

Kua was ruled by a Queen Mwanzuani.

In the late 15th and 16th century, the Portuguese raided, but Kua met its demise from the Sakalafa, a pirate group from Madagascar.

In retaliation, the Omani Arabs from Zanzibar slaughtered them.

The ruins of Kua city lie undisturbed in the bush, intertwined by trees.